Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will soon sign a bill allowing physician assistants more flexibility in how and where they provide care. House Bill 315 will cut the amount of on-site supervision time required by physicians and require that physician-PA teams practice in the same location one half day for every 14 days the PA is practicing. The bill also removes restrictions on PA practice in rural health clinics.
Paul Winter, a PA in St. Louis and president of the Missouri Academy of Physician Assistants, recently spoke with NPR about the law and the boost it gives PAs in the state. Read or listen to the interview here.